How to Reduce Indoor Air Pollutants at Home
Warm weather is finally here in New Jersey, and you’re likely starting to spend more time outside in the fresh air. However, if you’ve ever returned home after a day out and noticed just how stale the air inside your house actually feels, you might be wondering what to do.
Many homeowners resort to opening a few windows. While opening a window might help temporarily, it’s not a long-term solution. Find how to effectively increase the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your home.
Indoor Air Pollutants
When your home has been closed up during the winter with the furnace or boiler working overtime to keep you warm, dust buildup is common. If you have pets (or even unwelcome animal houseguests), animal dander can also affect your home’s indoor air quality. Mold anywhere in the home can also contribute to worsening IAQ. Finally, if you’ve been trying to make a dent in your spring cleaning, all those products you’re using to clean your home may be releasing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air.
If you open a window during this time of year, you’ll be letting in other contaminants from the outdoors, including pollen. Depending on the temperature outside, an open window may make your home uncomfortable by letting in excess heat and humidity.
Ventilation to Improve IAQ in Your New Jersey Home
Mechanical ventilation is an effective solution for stale air or indoor pollutants, allergens, and irritants. Energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) and heat recovery ventilators (HRVs) exhaust musty indoor air, while letting in clean, filtered air from the outdoors.
These systems are whole-home solutions that deliver fresh air to every room while conserving energy and keeping comfort levels high throughout the entire year. By continuously working to ventilate your home, the air will be healthier, helping you and your family enjoy each day with greater peace of mind.
Keep Your Home Fresh & Healthy with Help from Allied
At Allied Energy Efficiency Experts, we care about you, your family, and your home. IAQ monitors like the Foobot can test your home’s IAQ. This indoor air quality monitor can inform you about the levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon dioxide, and particulates in your home.
Our specialists can then install a mechanical ventilation system in your home to improve indoor air quality. We can also recommend and install various Aprilaire filtration, UV purification, and dehumidification systems to further ensure healthy IAQ for the upcoming summer months. With help from our professional team, your home’s air will be fresh and clean for the long-term.
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